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How can I either prevent users from copying a page generated from a space template OR mark it?

We are using a space template with workflow to allow users to create review requests.  The created review request page is taken through a workflow which is documented on the page with a page status macro that includes the status changes and comments provided by both reviewers and submitters.  This works great unless, instead of using the "create request" button to create a page using the template, a user copies the page - copying breaks all sorts of things on the page and copies the page status history from the copied page.  Is there a way to either prevent copying the page OR to automatically "stamp" the page in some way so that it is obvious to reviewers that the page has been copied?  (The problem with the copies is they often appear to be approved, when the approval is just a copy of another approved page.)

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Hi @Ann Knackstedt ,

unfortunately you can't avoid copy at all (if coming from template or from a blank page). You could avoid to write a page.


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Alex Koxaras Community Leader Sep 21, 2022

Hi @Ann Knackstedt 

Unfortunately there is no such functionality out of the box. You could try searching the marketplace for such an application, but to be honest I think it's going to be hard finding one.

Thanks, Alex.

Do you know of any way to trigger an action to do something like display "COPY" on the page based on the PageCopyEvent or some such thing?

Alex Koxaras Community Leader Sep 21, 2022

One way of preventing the copy page would be to remove that user's "Add page" persmission. 

To copy a page, you need permission to Add pages in the space. If you don't have the add permission, the Copy option won't appear in the menu.

To copy a page into a different space, you need permission to Add pages in both the origin space and the destination space.

Will the above work for you?

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